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Notable Friday Option Activity: MS, ETFC, ALNY

Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Morgan Stanley (Symbol: MS), where a total volume of 45,331 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 4.5 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 47.4% of MS's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 9.6 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $60 strike call option expiring June 15, 2018 , with 7,433 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 743,300 underlying shares of MS. Below is a chart showing MS's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $60 strike highlighted in orange:

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Etrade Financial Corporation (Symbol: ETFC) options are showing a volume of 13,699 contracts thus far today. That number of contracts represents approximately 1.4 million underlying shares, working out to a sizeable 46.7% of ETFC's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 2.9 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $55 strike call option expiring April 20, 2018 , with 4,309 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 430,900 underlying shares of ETFC. Below is a chart showing ETFC's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $55 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc (Symbol: ALNY) saw options trading volume of 2,895 contracts, representing approximately 289,500 underlying shares or approximately 46.6% of ALNY's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 620,810 shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $125 strike put option expiring April 20, 2018 , with 816 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 81,600 underlying shares of ALNY. Below is a chart showing ALNY's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $125 strike highlighted in orange:

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